Posted by seshdotcom on November 9, 2008
The Spirit is still there
This is my second post about this Great Player—>Sourav Chandidas Ganguly.One of the Greatest Cricketer who has his name in BOLD+ITALICS in the History Books of Cricket.But I am very sad that he didn’t score in his second innings but I am happy that he scored 85 in his first innings to rescue India from the Lurches.It would have been a great thing if he would have scored a century because he started his International Career with a Bang against the England with a Century(Rahul Dravid also made his boffo debut in that match).Today 9.11.08 will be a Memorable day for Sourav as he tied his Pads for the last time in International Cricket his Flesh/Mind would have told him fight fight!!!! but he wasn’t able to do that but it doesn’t matter he is one of the Class Act that Indian Cricket has ever seen.Who can forget his Timely Knocks against Australia in the Brisbane Test Match/Dhaka Finals against Pakis.Sourav as a Bowler has also done some remarkable damage to the Opposition he has a Nickname Man with the Golden Arm/Prince of Calcutta—>Boycott’s Pet.Tomorrow the only thing that will be running inside the Brain cells of Saurav is the Memorable Knocks he made against the Pakistanis @ Dhaka and the Times where was Proved to be a Prized Wicket for the Opposition and Last but not the Least the Series Win against Australia @ Home especially the Test Match that was won in the front of the Home Crowd and that too after following On.
He is one Batsman who hits the Ball very Long,I Can never forget the Match where he took Andy Whittal outside the Ground three or four times in an Over which made Umpires get a new Ball.He Posses that Silky touch which many of them don’t have he is a Sweet timer of the Quilt which takes it past the Boundary ropes in the first 15 overs.And one of the other Biggies he Produced was against the Bowling of Arshad Khan and Aaquib javed in one of the Matches in Dhaka.And do not forget this–He is one among the Most destructive Opening duo that the World has ever seen(Sachin/Saurav) Duo which once had the Highest Opening Partnership record.
Saurav we miss you—>You are one among the Players who have made the Game of Cricket feel Proud of having people like you— Having a Classic Player..Your good form will last forever in IPL
To watch his Innings of 144(which is one of the Favourite Innings for me) visit:http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=MPmgDmbMyMM
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Posted by seshdotcom on July 10, 2008
There are many players in the International Cricket who can time the ball,Hit through the line,Come down the Track,Play elegantly.But when it comes to Off-side there is no one to Superimpose Saurav Ganguly->The Prince of Calcutta(Boycott style).The Prince of Calcutta made his Test Debut against England at “The Grandiloquent LORD’S” the English Batsman batted first and Scored a Mammoth 344 and in that innings it all Happened that Nasser Hussain became Ganguly’s first Test Victim and then Jack Russel(The wicketkeeper during that time) of England Played a Brilliant and superlative Knock to make England reach that Score of 344..Then Came the Men in Blue in White Uniforms->It was a early setback for the Indians when Rathour went cheaply of Cork’s Bowling and this Brought the Legend to the Crease remember this was his Debut and he was Confident and Strong at the Crease like a Sergeant in the Beat House and he was Comfortable with Mullaly and Cork ->The Wicket Machines Of England during that era..And He Drove the Ball with ease through the Off-Side and Timed the Ball well Straight down the Ground and was never looking tensile ..And then one of the Closest Friend and his Team mate Rahul Dravid Joined him and they Both had an 100 Partnership in which Ganguly’s heroics were exposed and after some years Rahul Dravid told in one of the Interviews “On the off-side, first there is God, then there is Ganguly“..Who can forget his Timely Knock at the Dhaka in the Finals against Pakistan (The Hrishikesh Kanitkar’s Last Ball Boundary) and his Innings Against Sri Lanka at Taunton which made him the First Indian to cross 180+ Score in World Cup Matches/International ODI..And his captaincy though has got some Issues/Controversies like Suspension for 4-5 Matches his field setting->TO Trap the Gr8s of the Game during the India vs Australia Test Series and the Rotation of Bowlers certainly reflected the Period of Indian Cricket Team’s Golden Era where India managed to Draw a Test Series Against Australia in those Mighty Peoples Den(Australia)..And winning a Test Series against Australia in 2001-2002(The Turbanator demolition)..And there are also many Notable achievements in his Captaincy and he is one of the few who can be described to be “More than a Good Batsman”..Affectionately called the DADA-The man of rampage…And due to some of the factors like his fielding etc.,he was dropped from the Indian Side but now you can very well see what is the Indian teams condition and the fact how the Men in Blue looks wispy without DADA in Blue.
THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO MR.SAURAV CHANDIDAS GANGULY WHO CELEBRATED HIS BIRTHDAY 2 DAYS AGO
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